So you are never going to guess where I am right now...... Got a guess? Well guess what? I am in the Imperial Valley!!!!! About 100 miles outside of San Diego. It has been quite the change to say the least. I have to say that I am happy though.
My companion's name is Elder Shoup and he is a really good guy. Elder Shoup has been out for about 10 months and he is from Texas. We are in a car and we live with two other Elders so that is kind of fun to have that again. It's kind of super weird though because I am in an English ward........ What the heck? But our ward has Spanish translation so thank goodness I am still teaching in Spanish. Phew!!! Other than that, I can't think of much to report.
We are super rushed today because we have like no time to email because the computers weren't working earlier. But at least I get to email for like 10 more minutes. :)
As far as my responsibilities in this area, I am just a regular missionary. It's kind of nice so far. But I will miss the perks that come with being District leader. Right now we are a district of 6 and we are pure Elders. Everyone says the Valley is super awesome and a great place to serve so I am pretty pumped. They have also said that I will probably finish my mission here since everyone here stays here forever.
Things are pretty interesting out here. We don't have many investigators yet but we do have a dude named Rafael that we saw last night and we have a lady named Josefina who is the mother of a super solid member of ours. We have done a lot of service this week though and that has been fun. We helped a member put up her Christmas lights, swept an old lady's house and we are going to help set up for a garage sell today.
Looks like everything is going well back home. How is Beechop???
I did get both packages you sent. :) Our apartment is decorated and I am feeling the Christmas spirit and am super pumped for Christmas! I will be sure to actually take some pictures this week so you can see the greatness of the valley!!!!!!!!!!!
I can't believe that Christmas is so soon!! It has been hard because I have been thinking of what I can send home for everybody and can't come up with anything. Mail is super sketch here.
Don't really have any highlights from anything though. I am sure that will change tomorrow . :) I gotta go for now. :) I'll send a letter with more info tonight. :)
Elder Taylor C. Davis